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DNA binding of a short lexitropsin

Anthony, N.G., Fox, K.R., Johnston, B.F., Khalaf, A.I., Mackay, S.P., McGroarty, I.S., Parkinson, J.A., Skellern, G.G., Suckling, C.J. and Waigh, R.D. (2004) DNA binding of a short lexitropsin Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 14, (5), pp. 1353-1356.

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Abstract

Footprinting, capillary electrophoresis, molecular modelling and NMR studies have been used to examine the binding of a short polyamide to DNA. This molecule, which contains an isopropyl-substituted thiazole in place of one of the N-methylpyrroles, is selective for the sequence 5?-ACTAGT-3? to which it binds with high affinity. Two molecules bind side-by-side in the minor groove, but their binding is staggered so that the molecule reads six base pairs, unlike the related natural products, which tend to bind to four-base-pair sequences. The result suggests that high affinity and selectivity may be gained without resort to very large molecules, which may be difficult to deliver to the site of action.
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Footprinting, capillary electrophoresis, molecular modelling and NMR studies have been used to examine the binding of 5 to DNA. This molecule, which contains an isopropyl-substituted thiazole in place of one of the N-methylpyrroles, is selective for the sequence 5?-ACTAGT-3? to which it binds with high affinity. Two molecules bind side-by-side in the minor groove, but their binding is staggered so that the molecule reads six base pairs, unlike the related natural products, which tend to bind to four-base-pair sequences. The result suggests that high affinity and selectivity may be gained without resort to very large molecules, which may be difficult to deliver to the site of action.

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Published date: 1 March 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 55854
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55854
PURE UUID: c2dbead5-3ea2-4136-b6df-d73574238384
ORCID for K.R. Fox: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2925-7315

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last modified: 26 Sep 2017 01:00

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Author: N.G. Anthony
Author: K.R. Fox ORCID iD
Author: B.F. Johnston
Author: A.I. Khalaf
Author: S.P. Mackay
Author: I.S. McGroarty
Author: J.A. Parkinson
Author: G.G. Skellern
Author: C.J. Suckling
Author: R.D. Waigh

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